We would like to draw the attentions of colleagues and friends to a valuable opportunity to hear from Dr Kais Dukes, the man behind the Quranic Arabic Corpus Project . Organised by Islamic Courses, an innovating community-based network from East London, and supported also by Ibn Jabal Institute of Arabic language training and Ebrahim College, an institute of higher Islamic learning, this event will outline the objectives and ambitions of this exciting web-based, and collective, intellectual venture.
Bringing advanced linguistics and computer science together to aid understanding and exploration of the Qur'an, Dr Kais Dukes has made a widely acknowledged contribution to contemporary and online Muslim knowledge culture.
Used by over 2 million people each year, the Quranic Arabic Corpus is an annotated linguistic resource consisting of 77,430 words of Quranic Arabic. The project aims to provide morphological and syntactic annotations for researchers wanting to study the language of the Quran.
Ever wondered about science and Islam in the same thought?
Muslim student or practitioner of physical, or social or religious sciences?
Curious about how to get beyond 'Golden Ageism' & the marvelous productions of Harun Yahya?
IMASE, in decolonial fraternity with The City Circle invite you to explore the intellectual history, scientific creativity, subordination and the future of Muslim Ummah.
By screening and critically discussing a new documentary, Science & Islam: Dialogues for the 21st Century we wish to stimulate and support eachother's understanding of this area, often neglected in favour of fire-fighting, nostalgic navel gazing, and propaganda, if not occupied by hegemonic power.
NB. Developmentia Self Assessment
It is useful to note who is pulling the strings of a dialogue, to disarm and reframe it. In the absence of vibrant community support for knowledge creation, deals are struck with financiers and knowledge is tailored accordingly.
The documentary did not come out of a vacuum and is entangled in a politics of knowledge that we require a new astuteness to overcome.It is an output of a project funded by The Templeton Foundation. Here are links to the project intentions and a community critique of the foundation.
IMASE sees this as a good case study of developmentia, which is like dementia but with foreign donors. Developmentia is a growing contributor to the ummah's dysfunction, that is quite resistible once identified and understood.
7 to 9pm
Friday 1st Feb 2013
The Water Lily
10 Cleveland Way
Tube: Whitechapel/ Stepney Green
e: info at imase.org
t: 0780 362 7576